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SG JULIANA BIKING TOUR

SELF GUIDED JULIANA

GRAVEL BIKING TOUR

685,00 /p

Season

May to October

Departure

as agreed

Meeting

10 minutes before departure

Pick up & Drop off

LIFE Adventures' Bled Office

Duration

5 days / 4 nights

Group size

No limit

Private groups

Yes. The tour is self guided.

Restrictions

Not suitable for children under 12 years and pregnant women.

Difficulty Level: Moderate
Moderate

Route

Length: 338 km / Elevation: 8.890 m

Bike Skill level: Intermediate (advanced+ is max.) / Bike Fitness level: Level 4-5 (level 7 is max.)

Cycling Experience 

around Julian Alps

Stunning mountain scenery in the Julian Alps.  /  Unique gravel bike roads around Triglav National Park.  /  Beautiful towns of Bled, Tolmin, Valbruna, Kranjska Gora, Kobarid, Tarvisio,  …  /  Explore lakes Bohinj and  Bled.  /  Enjoy Dogna and Valbruna Valley on the east side of Julian Alps.  /  Beautiful Soča Valley – Emerald color river valley.  /  The valley of Resia Mountain.  /  Stay in charming alpine accommodations.  /  Taste the richness of the Slovenian and Italian culinary.

One of the most beautiful circular gravel biking tours

An adventurous gravel bike tour with biking around the Julian Alps in Slovenia and Italy. An amazing gravel biking experience in the heart of the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park with rides on gravel roads, trails, secluded roads, … Explore the beauty of the pure and intact alpine nature by gravel bike. Juliana Gravel Bike tour is one of the most beautiful circular adventurous bike tours.

The Juliana Gravel Bike Trail takes you where you will feel the true pulse of life in the Julian Alps and learn about its rich natural and cultural heritage. This tour takes you mostly along gravel roads which is surrounded by forest, rivers, mountains, remote farms … 

Included
  • Full organisation of the tour.
  • Introductory briefing on day 1.
  • Booklet with a detailed itinerary, route instructions and all details with vouchers.
  • Maps with marked route.
  • Navigation pack – GPS track.
  • Emergency contact number and 24/7 support.
  • 4 nights in 3-4* accommodation with breakfast.
  • 4-day rental of Trek Gravel bike Checkpoint ALR 5, Trek Checkpoint ALR 4 or Trek Checkpoint AL 3 with helmet, simple rain cover jacket, lock, pump, spare tube, Squirt chain lube and repair kit.
  • 4 main luggage transfers between accommodations from day 1 to day 4.
  • Main luggage depot.
  • Ortlieb waterproof frame pack, seat pack, handlebar pack, gravel bags for luggage.
  • Tourist tax and VAT.
Not Included
  • Travel to/from Slovenia (the start/end point of the tour).
  • Food and drinks: all food and drinks, except breakfast at all accommodations.
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Travel Insurance.
Supplements
  • Single supplement: 280 €
  • Garmin GPS device rental: 45 €/tour
Guided option
  • We can organise a private guided group for 4 bikers or more with our experienced and licensed guides. Please, contact us for details.
Itinerary

A day on the bike, which will take us past Lake Bled, on some of the most beautiful roads by Sava Bohinjka river and across the marvelous plateau of Jelovica. At the last part of today’s route the trail will impress us with a view of the Bohinj Valley and Julian Alps, where the mighty Mount Triglav stands. A descent on excellent gravel roads to Bohinj Lake will take us on the right side of the valley. A picturesque stage with open views of the Julian Alps.

  • Early morning introductory meeting / Bled.
  • Gravel biking from Bled to Lake Bohinj.
  • You will ride a distance of 50 km on the Gravel Epic trail.
  • Accommodation in Hotel***, Bohinj.
  • 65 km / C -1.580 m, D -1.360 m / 5-6h.
  • Route: gravel 85%, asphalt/tarmac 15%.

A somewhat longer stage, which runs across “forgotten” places at the southern parts of the Julian Alps. The roads lead us through beautiful areas, past remote villages and farms. In the last part the route takes us to the valley of the Soča river, which is known for its amazing emerald color. A marvellous day for all nostalgic bikers and true adventurers.

  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • Gravel biking from Lake Bohinj to Tolmin.
  • Accommodation in Hotel***, Tolmin.
  • 77 km / C -1.970 m, D -1.740 m / 5-6h.
  • Route: gravel 80%, asphalt/tarmac 20%.

Today’s stage runs across the high mountains above the Soča river and below Mt Krn. From there, we descend back to this beautiful and fascinating river, cross it and connect the remote valley of Rezija with cycling across the well-known Kobariški stol (Mt Kobariski stol). A day full of true mountain challenges.

  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • Gravel biking from Tolmin to Moggio di Sotto (Italy).
  • Accommodation in Hotel***/****, Moggio di Sotto.
  • 67 km / C -2.270 m, D -1.980 m / 6-7h.
  • Route: gravel 80%, asphalt/tarmac 20%.

Today’s stage takes us through the beautiful western parts of the Julian Alps with the mighty mountains of Montaž and Viš. Cycling through the valleys of Dogna and Valbruna will surely delight us with the true alpine scenery. In the last part of the route we connect to the valley of the Sava River. Real Alpine delight.

  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • Gravel biking from Moggio di Sotto (Italy) to Kranjska Gora (Slovenia) via Dogna and Valbruna valley.
  • Accommodation in Hotel****, Kranjska Gora.
  • Dinner in hotel.
  • 74 km / C -1.980m, D -2.060 m / 6-7h.
  • Route: gravel 70%, asphalt/tarmac 28%, 2% single roads.

Today’s route runs through the valley of Sava, on the eastern side of the Julian Alps. We ascend from the valley to the heart of the Karavanke mountains, where we cycle on the Slovenian mountain trail to the mountain hut with magnificent views of the Julian Alps. The last part of the route is a pleasant descent into the heart of the Gorenjska Plain, where the stage ends in the old town of Radovljica. An eventful day with views of the eastern part of the Julian Alps.

  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • Gravel biking from Kranjska Gora (Slovenia) to Bled via Radovljica.
  • You will ride a distance of 30km on the Trans Karavanke trail.
  • 55 km / C -1.755 m, D -1.180 m / 5-6h.
  • Route: gravel 70%, asphalt/tarmac 28%, 2% single roads.

Julian Alps

The Julian Alps cover an estimated 4.400 km2. They are divided into the Eastern and Western Julian Alps. There are many peaks in the Eastern Julian Alps over 2.000 m high, and they are mainly parts of ridges. The most prominent peaks are visible by their height and size. The king of this mountain range is Triglav (2.864 metres), Slovenia’s highest mountain and the symbol of the Slovenian nation. The Western Julian Alps cover a much smaller area and are located mainly in Italy. The king of this mountain range is Jof di Montasio (2.752 metres), the highest mountain in Western Julian Alps.

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What is bikepacking?

When you take the best parts of gravel biking and the best parts of backpacking and put them together, you get BIKEpacking. Ride, stay in simple accommodation or camp, repeat. Unlike our classic bike touring, bikepacking is done primarily off-road on trails and mixed terrain with gravel bike. During the usual bikepacking, one sleeps in a tent out in the open air, but we adjusted the gravel bike tour and included intermediate-simple-family run hotels and mountain huts accommodations.

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